Our writers

Giorgi Mzhavanadze

Giorgi is an activist and the director of Georgian liberal group the Shame Movement.

Giorgi Rodionov

Giorgi is a Tbilisi-based artist and curator focused on social and political stories. His work has appeared in exhibitions across Europe and Georgia. He is the founder of the Untitled Gallery in Tbilisi.

Gita Elibekyan

Gita is a Tbilisi-based journalist. She reports for Public Radio of Armenia and SBS Radio and is an editor at Aliq Media.

Givi Silagadze

Givi is a Researcher at CRRC Georgia.

Giyas Ibrahimov

Giyas is an Azerbaijani peace and human rights activist. He spent three years in prison after writing graffiti on a statue of former president Haydar Aliyev in protest of the Azerbaijani government and was recognised as a ‘prisoner of conscience’ by Amnesty International.

Guranda Bursulaia

Guranda is a PhD candidate from Abkhazia at the Free University of Tbilisi. She works as a Peace and Confidence Building Programme Coordinator at the Charity Humanitarian Centre — Abkhazeti.

Hans Gutbrod

Hans teaches at Ilia State University, is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Seton Hall University, and regularly writes on questions of ethics and commemoration. Hans is on Twitter at @HansGutbrod.

Anahit Harutyunyan

Anahit is a broadcast and multimedia freelance journalist from Gyumri, Armenia. She has covered social, economic, educational, and cultural issues in the country since 2010.

Hermine Virabian

Hermine is a freelance journalist who covers social issues and human rights, specialising in visual storytelling. Her work has appeared in a number of local and regional media publications and she has completed a journalism fellowship at RFE/RL in Prague.

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